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Bobby Hurley        

Head Basketball Coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils

Bobby Hurley is a former college and professional basketball player, and the current head men’s basketball coach at Arizona State University. Prior to joining the Sun Devils, Hurley was the head coach at Buffalo, before which he served as assistant coach for Wagner and an associate head coach for Rhode Island on the staff of his younger brother, Dan.

Hurley’s career started while at St. Anthony High School in New Jersey (1985 to 1989), where he led his team to four consecutive Parochial B state titles. In his senior year he averaged 20 points, 8 assists and 3 steals, as St. Anthony racked up a 32–0 record, the school's first Tournament of Champions crown, and the No. 1 ranking in the United States. He led his team to an overall record during his 4 years of 115–5.

Hurley went on to play point guard at Duke University, for coach Mike Krzyzewski (1989–1993). He was a first-team All-American in 1993, went to the Final Four three times, and helped lead the Blue Devils to back-to-back national championships in 1991 and 1992. Hurley earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors in 1992, and remains the NCAA all-time assists leader with 1076 assists, and Duke's single game assist leader with 16. His Duke jersey, number 11, was retired in 1993.

Out of school, Hurley was drafted to the Sacramento Kings as the seventh pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, however he was injured in a car accident that kept him on the bench until the 1994–95 season. He played in the NBA for four years beyond that.

Bobby joined the Wagner College men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach to his brother, Dan, in 2010. The two brothers both made the move to Rhode Island in 2012.

In March 2013, Hurley was named the head coach of the Buffalo Bulls, replacing Reggie Witherspoon. Hurley coached the 2014–15 Bulls team to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Hurley was hired as head coach at Arizona State in April of 2015. Following a 15–17 first season at Arizona State, Hurley's contract was extended through 2021.

He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Leslie, and their three children.


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